The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 71 85 76
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Permanent jobs citing LAN 53 30 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.71% 1.92% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.61% 11.63% 18.64%
Number of salaries quoted 39 23 59
Average salary £30,000 £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.45% +57.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £27,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £70,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.66% -
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
301 258 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.39% 16.50% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 238 196 296
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +29.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region.

LAN Salary Trend in Cheshire

LAN
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAN across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

LAN Salary Histogram in Cheshire

LAN
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -5 14 £30,000 -11.24% 2
Wilmslow - 13 £34,000 - 2
Runcorn +4 3 - -
Chester -8 3 £36,250 -53.22% 2
Knutsford -14 3 - -
Daresbury - 2 £20,250 -
Winsford +4 1 £23,000 -60.00%
Nantwich - 1 - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 74 (91.36%) WAN
2 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
3 44 (54.32%) Windows
4 34 (41.98%) Finance
5 31 (38.27%) VMware
6 29 (35.80%) TCP/IP
6 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
7 27 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (32.10%) UNIX
9 22 (27.16%) Cisco
9 22 (27.16%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (24.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (23.46%) SLA
11 19 (23.46%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (23.46%) Back Office
11 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (19.75%) VPN
13 14 (17.28%) Windows XP
13 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
13 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
14 13 (16.05%) Firewall
15 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (13.58%) SAN
17 10 (12.35%) Citrix
17 10 (12.35%) DNS
18 9 (11.11%) Test Scripting
18 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (11.11%) MCSE
18 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
18 9 (11.11%) MS Office

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.94%) IIS
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.70%) Lync
4 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.23%) Site Server
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (91.36%) WAN
2 29 (35.80%) TCP/IP
3 22 (27.16%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (19.75%) VPN
5 13 (16.05%) Firewall
6 11 (13.58%) SAN
7 10 (12.35%) DNS
8 7 (8.64%) DHCP
9 6 (7.41%) Network Security
10 4 (4.94%) NAS
10 4 (4.94%) Wireless
11 3 (3.70%) Internet
11 3 (3.70%) Broadband
12 2 (2.47%) SSL
12 2 (2.47%) MPLS
13 1 (1.23%) OSPF
13 1 (1.23%) EIGRP
13 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (6.17%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (41.98%) Finance
2 19 (23.46%) Back Office
3 4 (4.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Analyst
2 21 (25.93%) Administrator
3 17 (20.99%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (12.35%) IT Support
5 9 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (8.64%) Support Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) Desktop Support
8 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.17%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.17%) Performance Test Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Thin Client
1 6 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.70%) EPoS
4 2 (2.47%) CMDB
5 1 (1.23%) iPhone
5 1 (1.23%) Open Source
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.23%) CCTV
5 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (54.32%) Windows
2 26 (32.10%) UNIX
3 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (17.28%) Windows 7
4 14 (17.28%) Windows XP
5 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (9.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (11.11%) ITIL
2 9 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
2 9 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 6 (7.41%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.17%) Regression Testing
4 5 (6.17%) Migration
5 3 (3.70%) Software Testing
5 3 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.47%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (2.47%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.47%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.47%) Service Management
6 2 (2.47%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.47%) Password Management
6 2 (2.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.23%) VBScript
2 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (24.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.11%) MCSE
2 9 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (9.88%) CCNP
4 7 (8.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.41%) MCP
5 6 (7.41%) CCNA
6 5 (6.17%) ISEB
6 5 (6.17%) MCSA
6 5 (6.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (6.17%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.47%) MCTS
8 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.23%) Degree
8 1 (1.23%) CCIP
8 1 (1.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.46%) SLA
2 6 (7.41%) QA
3 3 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (35.80%) Active Directory
2 27 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.94%) Terminal Services
4 4 (4.94%) Firmware
4 4 (4.94%) vSphere
5 3 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.70%) XenApp
6 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.23%) XenServer
7 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) Legato
2 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.23%) WSUS
2 1 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
2 31 (38.27%) VMware
3 22 (27.16%) Cisco
4 10 (12.35%) Citrix
5 9 (11.11%) HP
6 8 (9.88%) Dell
7 5 (6.17%) Oracle
7 5 (6.17%) Juniper
8 4 (4.94%) EMC
9 3 (3.70%) Apple
9 3 (3.70%) ProCurve
10 1 (1.23%) Aruba
10 1 (1.23%) Brocade
10 1 (1.23%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.23%) Sage
10 1 (1.23%) NetApp
10 1 (1.23%) SAP
10 1 (1.23%) IBM
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